• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 2405

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    25 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1068

    A LARGE PAINTED AND GILT-DECORATED RED LACQUER COMPOUND CABINET, SIJIANGUI

    LATE MING/EARLY QING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY

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    A LARGE PAINTED AND GILT-DECORATED RED LACQUER COMPOUND CABINET, SIJIANGUI
    LATE MING/EARLY QING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY
    Of rectangular form, the doors of the hatchest and cabinet opening from removable center stiles and painted with birds and flowers in a rocky landscape, the design repeated on the plain waist above shaped aprons, all enclosed by floral scroll on the front frame, the sides decorated in similar fashion within shaped reserves
    86 in. (218.4 cm.) high, 43¼ in. (110 cm.) wide, 18½ in. (47 cm.) deep


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    An almost identical compound cabinet, perhaps the mate to the present lot, is illustrated by M. Beurdeley, Chinese Furniture, Tokyo/New York/San Francisco, 1979, p. 129, no. 175, where it is dated to the early 17th century.

    Provenance

    Sammy Y. Lee & Wangs Co., Hong Kong, 1973.


    Literature

    Lee Yu-kuan, Oriental Lacquer Art, New York/Tokyo, 1972, p. 322, no. 247.